His name is Hosea Manuel Joseph. He might be 7, 11, 10, or 12. He’s young, that’s for sure. He has a brush, hose, broom handle and a pile of stuff behind him. He’s playing accordion. He has a bowl to beg for money and a crutch. He’s offering to entertain for money or tip for his family, saying “What would you like me to play?” He plays Spanish music. The accordion is “not an easy machine”. He can make a couple dollars” a day. It’s about noon by now.
Hosea is wearing tennis shoes. They are not expensive shoes. You can’t tell the brand from the picture. “Is he just outside the toilet?” Part of his accordion is missing. It’s the ivory. He can smell cigarettes. It is not pleasant since he is in an alley. He is sitting on a sidewalk with a water pipe behind him. He really might be near a bathroom. It’s a warm country where he is. There might be marble behind him. He just wants to make something for his family.